Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 10/22/10, About.com corp.
For perfect-tasting rice every time, just follow the steps of this easy coconut rice recipe! It will show you everything you need to know about cooking rice the simple way - in a pot on your stove. Easy and so very delicious, this coconut rice makes a terrific side dish to nearly any meal. Enjoy!
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This saffron rice may just be the easiest rice recipe you'll ever make. Just put together a few ingredients and let them simmer in your rice cooker while you get on with other things. Saffron rice makes a delicious accompaniment to all types of Southeast-Asian and East Indian dishes, but is equally beautiful to serve alongside nearly any Western dish you might be making.
This Thai take on Chicken Fried Rice is SO good and so easy. Very aromatic, this fried rice recipe features fresh basil and lime leaf for an exquisite Thai taste that is a big step above ordinary.
This Thai Yellow Fried Rice is colorful, easy to make, and tastes amazing. Made with fresh or frozen shrimp, this fried rice recipe also features greens, such as spring onion, fresh coriander, and peas. Turmeric is the special ingredient that makes the fried rice yellow, and because of its incredible health benefits, the addition of this spice makes this recipe a good-for-you treat. A great way to use up leftover rice - rice that is several days old is perfect for this simple but extremely tasty recipe. Enjoy!
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 12/22/09
If you're looking for a delicious way to cook brown rice, try this wonderful Thai Brown Coconut Rice! Coconut rice is a favorite side dish that works well with a number of different mains, including Thai and Indian as well as Western dishes. Easy to make, too!
Thai sticky rice is also known as "sweet" or "glutinous rice". Sticky rice makes a delicious accompaniment to various main course dishes, especially anything with a sauce. Similar to Japanese rice, Thai sticky rice is excellent served with saucy stir-fries or curries. While it can be made in a rice cooker, here I'm going to show you how to cook sticky rice in a pot on your stove. ENJOY!
Sticky rice is normally steamed, and because of this, few people here in the West can be bothered making it. But did you know you can also make sticky rice in your rice cooker with delicious results? Using a rice cooker cuts down on all the steps involved, and is so quick and easy to do, you'll find yourself enjoying sticky rice more often.
This easy fried rice recipe is the most popular type of fried rice in Thailand (Khao Phad Goong Moo). Try it and find out what all the fuss is about! This delicious fried rice features baby shrimp and bits of sausage as well as some healthy greens. Chicken can also be added, though it is equally good without. This fried rice recipe includes lots of cooking tips to get your fried rice to taste restaurant-quality (or better!). ENJOY!
This easy recipe for saffron rice hails from the south of Thailand, where it is often eaten with roast chicken. Saffron rice makes dinner extra special, and is nearly as easy to make as regular rice. You needn't own a rice cooker to make this recipe either - it's boiled in a pot on the stove, but tastes every bite like steamed rice! And unlike most saffron rice recipes, this one is fat-free. Because saffron is so expensive, I only use a little bit, then enhance the color by adding turmeric - a spice which also has incredible health benefits. Enjoy!
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 11/20/10, About.com Corp.
If you're a fried rice fan, you'll absolutely love this scrumptious Thai version of chicken fried rice. What I enjoy most about this dish is that every biteful is different: sometimes you get a sweet-savory combination of pineapple and chicken, at other times you taste the spicy flavor of the rice together with the contrasting texture of nuts and raisins. Try it - you'll love it!
This Thai chicken and rice recipe, called "Rice of the Sultans", is flavored with spices not usually thought of as Thai. Many centuries ago, traders from Indonesia brought exotic spices to Thailand such as saffron, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In Thailand, such culinary riches were still new and terribly expensive. Thais gave this special chicken and rice recipe its name based on the rulers of Sumatra, who were sultans and could afford such luxuries.
Thai Sticky Rice Dessert with Mango (Khao Niaow Ma Muang)is an absolute must try! This recipe is foolproof and even budding chefs with two left hands come off smelling mango sweet. This easy Thai dessert starts with Thai sweet rice (also called sticky rice) which is surrounded by a "bath" of coconut milk, then topped with slices of fresh (or frozen) mango. If you like mangos, you're going to love this very simple but tropical dessert.